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Vintage Necklaces

This beautiful selection of vintage necklaces includes a variety of styles, from 1920s Art Deco to the colorful bead designs of the 1950s. Choose from pieces that are long or short, single-strand or many, chokers set with stones, bib, tiered, fringe necklaces, and more in a wide range of colors and materials. In many cases, even the clasps are specially embellished for added detail. Whether you want to dress up your jeans and tee shirt for weekend brunch or drinks with friends, step up your office attire for a night on the town, or adorn a special-occasion ensemble, the right necklace will make your outfit shine.

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  • Art Deco pendant necklace & earrings w/amethysts
    1920s amethyst & filigree pendant
    $ 295

    Amethyst Art Deco Pendant Necklace & Earrings

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    This dainty Art Deco pendant necklace with matching earrings features faceted, princess-cut amethyst-glass stones. They are mounted in a light-weight, chromium- or rhodium-plated setting with filigree accents. The necklace has a paper-clip chain with an old-fashioned filigree clasp. The earrings are all-original screw-backs, but they can be modified for pierced ears. Pick an Art Deco amethyst bracelet to complete this elegant day or evening look – scroll down to see examples.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • 1920s necklace with amethyst chicklets
    Amethyst chicklet-style Art Deco necklace
    $ 295

    Amethyst Chicklet-style 1920s Necklace

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    This 1920s necklace of faceted, square-cut amethyst-glass stones set in silver-tone frames with a delicate chain closes with a filigree fish-hook clasp. This style has taken on the modern-day term chicklet. Please note that the color saturation of the stones is even ― any differences in the photos are due to lighting. This necklace walked the runway at Toronto Fashion Week for Spring 2019. Scroll down to take a look at coordinating amethyst bracelets.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • $ 195

    Amethyst Molded Glass Necklace with Drop

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    This charming 1920s Art Deco necklace features a centerpiece of six amethyst-molded-glass plaques. A seventh plaque is a drop suspended with an amethyst-glass bead flanked by tiny pearls. The delicate paper-clip chain was very popular during this era. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. This jewel is lovely with a V-neckline. Scroll down to see amethyst Art Deco bracelets to wear with this pretty piece.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Sold out
    1950s Bogoff necklace with aquamarine & diamante
    Aquamarine & diamante 1950s Bogoff necklace
    $ 175

    Aquamarine & Diamanté Bogoff Necklace

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    This 1950s Bogoff necklace with faceted marquis-shaped and round aquamarine glass stones adds this beautiful color and a touch of class to any outfit. Diamanté accent the center of this well-made piece, and the diamanté-embellished chain speaks the maker’s name. The white metal is rhodium-plated, and the clasp is the fold-over type. Aquamarine is a lovely color for every season and occasion.
    $ 175
    $ 175
  • Vintage aquamarine necklace
    Aquamarine Art Deco necklace
    $ 345

    Aquamarine 1920s Necklace

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    This vintage aquamarine necklace has watery-blue-glass stones set in etched-silver-metal frames. The stones are faceted on top and have pointed bottoms. This stunning, well-made 1920s Art Deco classic closes with a spring-ring clasp. The frames and links may be sterling, but only the clasp is marked. This lovely jewel, from my personal collection, would suit someone who looks best in cool colors. Scroll down to see an aquamarine Art Deco bracelet to wear with this beautiful piece, as well as the same style necklace with crystal.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethyst beads
    Miriam Haskell pearl necklace with amethysts, doubled
    $ 275

    Baroque Pearl & Amethyst Bead 1970s Long Necklace by Miriam Haskell

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    This Miriam Haskell pearl necklace is a beautiful example of this maker’s work. The long strand of faux cream baroque pearls and pearl bead spacers is interspersed with faceted amethyst glass beads. The pearls are textured and somewhat varying in size. Wear this piece as a single long strand or doubled, depending on your neckline and the look you want to create. Although I usually prefer earlier vintage jewels, this beautiful necklace was part of my personal collection because it is so elegant, timeless and versatile. The wear to the nacre of some pearls does not detract in any way from the lovely appearance of this piece.
    $ 275
    $ 275
  • Sold out
    $ 495

    Black & Red Galalith & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    This Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped, black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels. A fourth plaque drops from the trio. Red Galalith cylindrical beads accent the chrome chain links.  This piece reminds me of the work of Jakob Bengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner. Scroll down to see the perfect Bengel earrings to wear with this necklace.
    $ 495
    $ 495
  • $ 375

    Black & White Marbled Glass Bead French Necklace

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    This substantial glass bead necklace is a lovely take on black-and-white. What appear as white glass beads are actually clear glass with white swirls. The variation in shape and size of beads adds to the beauty of this piece. The beads and black spacers are strung on chain. This French necklace from the 1930s closes with a bee-hive screw-in clasp. Once part of my personal collection, this stunning piece is perfect for a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 375
    $ 375
  • Vintage Bakelite necklace with diamanté links
    Front of black Bakelite Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté German Choker

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    This vintage Bakelite necklace is probably from Germany. It has curved links of black Bakelite alternating with slightly larger curved links of channel-set diamanté. The components are threaded on a chain with metal spacers between each link. When laid out on a table, the necklace retains a slightly curved shape. The back of one of the Bakelite links has a small chip (shown in the last photo), but the appearance and integrity of the piece have not been compromised. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this piece. The look of this necklace is Machine Age and very classy. Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet to wear with it.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Machine Age necklace with Bakelite & diamanté
    German Machine Age necklace
    $ 395

    Black Bakelite & Diamanté Machine Age Necklace by Schreiber & Hiller

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    I love the design of this Machine Age necklace! Six curved links set with diamanté alternate with black Bakelite links with roof-shaped (pointed) tops. Because the jeweled links are curved, the centerpiece follows the curve of your neck instead of laying out in a straight line. A scroll chain with a spring-ring-clasp completes this elegant and easy-to-wear necklace that I always enjoyed. Scroll down to see a bracelet and pair of earrings by the same maker that complement this piece.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Black & white beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    1950s beaded necklace by Hattie Carnegie
    $ 195

    Black, White & Cream Bead Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This black and white beaded necklace has three strands. Smooth and faceted, round black-glass beads are highlighted by marbled-white and cream beads shaped like pebbles. A large, round, faceted black-glass-bead-topped concealed clasp finishes this 1950s jewel. The color combination is versatile and timeless. Carnegie’s glass beads were among the best! This piece adds a beautiful and elegant collar to a round neckline.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • Beaded multi strand necklace in blues & greens
    Blue & green beaded Hattie Carnegie necklace
    $ 195

    Blue & Green Bead 4-Strand Necklace by Hattie Carnegie

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    This beaded multi-strand necklace is another example of Hattie Carnegie’s extraordinary flare with glass beads. Here, most are bi-color. The shapes and sizes vary, and the predominant colors are interspersed with white and clear beads along with crystal spacers. Blue and green was a very popular color combination in the 1950s, and it still works well today. This necklace has substantial weight and an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. The bold colors and depth of the jewel make a statement!
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • $ 245

    Blue Bead & Chrome 1930s Necklace

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    Cobalt-blue-glass beads, pierced chrome balls, and blue-plastic rings form the center of this Machine Age necklace. Decorative chrome links dotted with an additional bead on each side complete this 1930s treasure. It closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This piece is probably European in origin and is perfect for women who look best in cool colors. Scroll down to see a selection of bracelets that complement this fabulous necklace.
    $ 245
    $ 245
  • Sold out
    1920s beaded necklace with fringe
    Blue bead & brass Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    Blue Bead 1920s Fringe Necklace

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    This 1920s beaded necklace has clusters of blue opaque-glass beads dangling from rectangular brass links. This fun Art Deco jewel has lots of movement and is great for casual and office wear. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp. It’s perfect for a round or scooped neckline, and a woman who looks best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 2-strand blue bead choker necklace
    1950s Hattie Carnegie 2-strand choker necklace
    $ 165

    Blue Bead 2-Strand Choker by Hattie Carnegie

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    This blue bead choker necklace is made from the unusual, high-quality beads typically used by Hattie Carnegie. Although the glass beads look blue from a distance, they are actually tri-colored: pale blue, white, and clear, all in the same bead! In between the beads are twisted gold-tone spacers. This 2-strand necklace has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp. Scroll down to see a pair of Carnegie earrings that coordinates well with this piece.
    $ 165
    $ 165
  • Sold out
    Vintage glass bead necklace in shades of blue with rings
    Blue bead & glass ring Art Deco necklace
    $ 425

    Blue Blown Glass Bead Necklace with Rings

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    This vintage glass bead necklace has clusters of blown-glass beads in shades of blue wound together with wire and linked with clear glass rings. Although the spring-ring clasp doesn’t provide a clue to the necklace’s origin, I believe it was made in Europe. This piece was recently restrung by my expert jeweler. This wreath-like jewel from my personal collection is a lovely topping to a round-neck garment and the perfect colors for women who dress in a cool palette. Scroll down to see a similar necklace with peach-glass beads.
    $ 425
    $ 425
  • Fringe statement necklace w/blue glass tubes & chrome balls
    Full view of chrome & blue glass fringe necklace
    $ 345

    Blue Glass & Chrome Fringe Necklace

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    This fringe statement necklace has cobalt-blue glass tubes and chrome balls dangling from chrome links. The metal and fringe elements have a Machine Age-look and give this piece lots of movement! Some of the blue glass tubes have minor chips, but they are not noticeable when this beauty is worn. This 1930s necklace, which closes with an old-style spring-ring clasp, was part of my personal collection. I am reluctantly offering it to a new home. A perfect adornment for a woman who looks best in cool colors and loves statement pieces.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Sold out
    Blue glass bead necklace from 1920s France
    Blue frosted-glass bead Art Deco necklace
    $ 195

    Blue Glass Bead Necklace from France

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    This frosted blue glass bead necklace has gold-tone metal-disk spacers strung on chain. This elegant and versatile 1920s French Art Deco piece closes with a bee-hive-shaped, screw-in clasp. The beads are unusual, and the look is classic. A lovely design for round necklines, and a great hue for women who look best in cool colors.
    $ 195
    $ 195
  • 1920s choker necklace with blue glass flowers & diamante
    French choker with blue glass flower beads & diamante
    $ 695

    Blue Glass Flower & Diamanté 1920s Choker Necklace

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    This 1920s choker necklace is formed by clusters of delicate blue-glass-flower-shaped beads with white glass centers that alternate with clusters of diamanté. Three rondelles form the screw-in closure. This necklace, which was probably made in France in the 1920s, has been restrung by my expert jeweler. What a knockout! Wear it with real or faux diamond stud earrings and you’ll own any room you enter! A great jewel for women who look best in cool colors.
    $ 695
    $ 695
  • Camphor glass necklace with chrysoprase beads
    Close-up of beads and metal links
    $ 345

    Camphor Glass & Chrysoprase Bead Sautoir

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    The slender, barrel-shaped beads in this camphor glass necklace are flanked by small, round chrysoprase beads. Each trio is connected with tubular white-metal links that form a Y. At the bottom is an inverted V-shaped white-metal element that is embellished with marcasites and that holds five rows of fringe. This lovely 1920s sautoir is lightweight. It closes with a box clasp and safety catch. This wonderful Art Deco jewel – which I believe originated in Europe – is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see the perfect earrings to wear with this jewel.
    $ 345
    $ 345
  • Vintage necklace and bracelet set in chrome & glass
    Machine Age chrome & glass necklace
    $ 995

    Chrome & Glass Link Necklace & Bracelet

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    This vintage necklace and bracelet set with chrome and molded glass links is so unusual that its origins have been debated by the expert in European costume jewelry – Ginger Moro. Her book European Designer Jewelry describes the pieces as Belgian (where the Art Deco style was “a synthesis of French and German styles”). When I purchased the set, she told me that she had bought it in Brussels about 40 years ago from a dealer who also had sold her some Bengel jewelry. At that time, before the first Bengel book was published, no one knew about the firm. Since then, Moro and the dealer have decided that this set had to be by Bengel for three reasons: “nobody else was doing any chrome jewelry that sophisticated”; the dealer had bought it from the same source as other Bengel pieces; and they discovered that Bengel was working with glass links. I don’t think the maker matters. This Machine Age look is unusual and striking! The color of the glass segments, which are pale peach in reality, is very difficult to capture in photographs. The necklace closes with a hook; the bracelet has a spring-ring clasp. This necklace was made for a slim neck, so please note the necklace length (14 3/4") and check your neck size before purchasing this set.
    $ 995
    $ 995
  • Jakob Bengel necklace in chrome brickwork pattern
    Front of chrome brickwork necklace
    $ 395

    Chrome Brickwork Collar by Jakob Bengel

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    This Jakob Bengel necklace in the well-known Mauerwerk (brickwork) pattern is the epitome of German Machine Age design. This chromium-plated brass piece, which closes with a spring-ring clasp, feels very slinky. You can wear this collar on either side. Scroll down to see several Machine Age bracelets to wear with this necklace, including one by Bengel.
    $ 395
    $ 395
  • Chrome necklace with disks & balls
    Chrome German Machine Age necklace
    $ 295

    Chrome German Machine Age Necklace

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    This chrome necklace from Germany has three sets of five semi-circular disks separated by two-part balls. A flat-link-and-bar chain with a spring-ring clasp completes this piece. Substantial in weight, this necklace is a great example of the Machine Age style of the 1930s. This piece is from my personal collection. An unusual and versatile addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a woman who looks best in cool colors! Scroll down to see the perfect bracelet from another German maker to wear with this piece.
    $ 295
    $ 295
  • Chrysoprase necklace with chrome spacers
    Chrysoprase & chrome Machine Age necklace
    $ 225

    Chrysoprase & Chrome Machine Age Necklace

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    This 1930s chrysoprase necklace has five polished-glass stones separated by geometric stacks of chrome spacers that give it a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone chain with alternating flat and wavy links closes with a screw-barrel clasp. I think this piece is European in origin. Scroll down to see chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and a Machine Age bracelet to wear with this necklace.
    $ 225
    $ 225